BG 11.38 (1972)

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972) - Chapter 11: The Universal Form
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


TEXT 38

त्वमादिदेवः पुरुषः पुराणस्-
त्वमस्य विश्वस्य परं निधानम् ।
वेत्तासि वेद्यं च परं च धाम
त्वया ततं विश्वमनन्तरूप ॥३८॥
tvam ādi-devaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇas
tvam asya viśvasya paraṁ nidhānam
vettāsi vedyaṁ ca paraṁ ca dhāma
tvayā tataṁ viśvam ananta-rūpa

SYNONYMS

tvam—You; ādi-devaḥ—the original Supreme God; puruṣaḥ—personality; purāṇaḥ—old; tvam—You; asya—this; viśvasya—universe; param—transcendental; nidhānam—refuge; vettā—knower; asi—You are; vedyam ca—and the knowable; param ca—and transcendental; dhāma—refuge; tvayā—by You; tatam—pervaded; viśvam—universe; ananta-rūpa—unlimited form.

TRANSLATION

You are the original Personality, the Godhead. You are the only sanctuary of this manifested cosmic world. You know everything, and You are all that is knowable. You are above the material modes. O limitless form! This whole cosmic manifestation is pervaded by You!

PURPORT

Everything is resting on the Supreme Personality of Godhead; therefore He is the ultimate rest. Nidhānam means that everything, even the Brahman effulgence, rests on the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kṛṣṇa. He is the knower of everything that is happening in this world, and if knowledge has any end, He is the end of all knowledge; therefore He is the known and the knowable. He is the object of knowledge because He is all-pervading. Because He is the cause in the spiritual world, He is transcendental. He is also the chief personality in the transcendental world.


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